On Friday afternoons at Emerson Elementary, Miss Stenger's Kindergarten students and Mr. McCoy's/Mrs. Beavnier's 6th Grade students pair up for "Reading Buddies." During this time, the Kindergartners and 6th Graders work together on helping the Kindergartners become better, more proficient, and fluent readers.
The Buddies work together on one-to-one correspondence, sight word recognition, book handling skills, and concepts of print. The relationship and friendship that form from these connections benefits both the Kindergarten student and the 6th-grade student.
“Both students get so much out of this experience and we look forward to seeing our Buddies and working together each week,” said Katie Stenger, Emerson Kindergarten Teacher.